The Interrelationships of Child-Care Use, Spouse Employment, Army Satisfaction, and Retention in the U.S. Army
Final rept. Oct 1992-Oct 1993
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report analyzes the interrelationships of child-care use, the Army wifes employmentearnings, her satisfaction with Army life, and her desire for soldier retention in the Army. Data from the Survey of Army Families 198687 and 199192 are analyzed using regression equations. The results reveal that child-care use increases with an increase in the Army wifes employment and earnings and vice versa. An increase in Army wifes satisfaction with child-care use increases her satisfaction with Army life that, in turn, enhances her desire for soldier husbands retention in the Army. Since retention is increased, providing child-care services is likely to be cost-effective compared with the alternative--recruiting and training a soldier.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations